Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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Linda Jo brockinton Dusty Turtle Robin Clark marg Gail Webber john lashley Ken Hulme Mary MacGowan Charles Thomas Jan Potts Lisa Golladay

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club.
The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 4th Year ":
"These Podcasts are the greatest! And their website gives additional details!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"Oh my! This is absolute proof that talent and musicianship....not the expensive instrument are the base for magnificent music! Thank you!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"Strumelia, do all of your dulcimers have double melody strings?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"I have those frets on my DAd and GDg dulcimers and find myself looking for this fret or that one. I have one dulcimer DAAA that I would likely never change,..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional drone style:DAAA?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"Ken Hulme, when you complete your project will you post pictures and a playing video?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wind Instruments????":
"I am an incompetent diatonic Harmonica player. And a mediocre chromatic harmonica player. Neither offer the soft music of my dulcimers."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What has music done for yor?":
"Peace..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 18
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
"Emma's Waltz" - Irish Traditional - Finnish Kantele
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone else tune GDg?":
"Thanks. I’m always astounded that to play with a group everyone is tuned DAd or DAAA; but personal preferences run to so many other tuning."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone else tune GDg?":
"Ken, do you have your dulcimer in G because of a short VSL or strictly because of your stated reason?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Anyone else tune GDg?":
"I have two backpacker dulcimers with 22.5 VSL.  Both are tuned GDG and GDDD.  Does anyone else play short VSL that use this tuning?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @don-grundy:
"Thank you!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frets on noter/drone dulcimer ":
"Thanks! I know this information is “old hat” to you; but I find it fascinating. So much I don’t know."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frets on noter/drone dulcimer ":
"I really appreciate the kindness of you guys answering questions."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Frets on noter/drone dulcimer ":
"Thanks"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Frets on noter/drone dulcimer ":
"Are the frets different on a noter/ drone dulcimer than the frets on a dulcimer intended to be played using chords?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @linda-jo-brockinton:
What has music done for yor?
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Do you have a way to stand up and play?:
"My fingering is still suspect.  I need to give an occasional look.  I’ve given his style a try but just adds to the learning curve."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on I, IV, V chords:
"I  don’t know if you can see this  The DAd Chords from the Prairie Dulcimer Club "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago
@don-grundy is now following @dusty-turtle
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on I, IV, V chords:
"Thank you!  Lights are BEGINNING to come on."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 12
Created a new Group discussion "I, IV, V chords":
"Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At intermission I mentioned that I thought the kids were great.  A friend responded: They..."
Beginner players
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "Playing chords in GDg":
"if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I playing in? It probably only makes a difference to me.  i’m trying to understand. Thanks "
Beginner players
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"Terry,  It was the need for a few more notes that took me to the chromatic harmonicas.  "
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"Jan, I have heard chromatic dulcimers! They’re impressive, but I’m struggling to get my arms around three strings with 1 1/2; 6 1/2; 8 1/2 and 13 1/2 frets...."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"The harmonica has always seemed straightforward. The dulcimer is most wonderful.  I love playing the melody.  I enjoy playing the chords.  In our small..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"I not only don’t play using notes.  I have difficulty following tabs.  I play by ear.  I play the chromatic harmonica.  In theory you can play any key.  I..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on DAd:
"Thank you!  I was told my backpacker needed to be strung GDg or GDDD."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "DAd":
"Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?"
Little Dulcimers
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"Thanks, Ken!  I didn’t know why it was DAd!   A lot for an old guy to learn.  This is terrific!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"THANK YOU.....I do apologize....I’m sure you’re asking....how dense can this fella be?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Posted a new Comment on DAD to DAA:
"Sooo....to go from DAD TO. DAA I would Loosen the melody string?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Created a new Group discussion "DAD to DAA":
"Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!"
Beginner players

Latest Group Discussions

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Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy 3 months ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy 3 months ago - Comments: 3
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy 3 months ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy 3 months ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy 11 months ago - Comments: 11
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy 11 months ago - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 29

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Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.